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ASEMUS 2007: Virtual Collection Of Masterpieces

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
13 Sep 07 - 13 Sep 07 Valentina Riccardi Culture Department Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) Culture



Venue:
Yongin City (Korea)

OVERVIEW

The Virtual Collection of Masterpieces (VCM) is a web-based selection of images and accompanying information on Asian masterpieces from Asian and European museums. With around 1,000 masterpieces contributed by over 50 leading museums in Asia and Europe, VCM is a tool to promote the understanding and appreciation of Asian heritage around the globe. It is accessible at http://masterpieces.asemus.museum

The VCM's launch was organised just before the ASEMUS General Conference on 14 and 15 September 2007, which gathered over 40 prominent museum professionals from 25 ASEM member countries. Yang-Woo Park, the Korean Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism, officially launched the site. The occasion was also witnessed by about 150 museum directors and senior museum curators.

KEY ATTENDEES

Amb. Wonil Cho, Executive Director, ASEF

Mr. Yoo-chul Won, Vice Governor of Gyeonggi Provincial Government, South Korea

Mr. Joo-sang Lee, Vice Chairman of Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly, South Korea

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, South Korea

ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.